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Re: Installation proposal


On Feb 28, 2002, "Joseph S. Myers" <jsm28@cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> On 27 Feb 2002, Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>> - on most other systems, when a libtool shared library is linked with
>> another libtool shared library, the latter still being in its build
>> tree.  Because libtool creates libraries in the build tree in such a
>> way that they can be linked with and used in-place, it encodes
>> build-tree pathnames into the library.  Then, at install time, it
>> re-links libraries such that the work in the install tree.  Again,
>> on HP-UX, DESTDIR installations don't work.

> libtool also encodes build tree paths into the .la files it installs (e.g.
> PR other/3525).  Why don't those get properly regenerated at install time?

Because libtool can't possibly know when an -L flag refers to a
build-tree pathname or to an install-tree pathname unless some
mechanism to tell it so is introduced in it.

> Is there a security issue here?

Yes.

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